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Weekly eSports Forecast June 13 – 19

Well it’s time to get back into it. The weekly eSports Forecast has been on hiatus for a short while, but I’m back and ready to provide you with the critical eSports events you should be paying attention to. Remember, if there’s anything I miss, don’t hesitate to let me know!

Major Events

Dreamhack Summer 2011 (#DHS11) – Well it’s finally here, the “world’s largest digital festival” is going to kick off on Saturday the 18th of June and run till Tuesday the 21st. It should be an exciting time and we’ll undoubtedly see some crazy gameplay from a vartiety of games, but the biggest tournament is by far the DreamHack Sapphire AMD Championship for Starcraft 2, featuring some of the world’s best players. Definitely check this out!

North American Star League (#NASL) – The NASL continues this Tuesday with a series of tiebreaker matches to determine seeding for the finals in July.

Evil Geniuses Master Cup Season V (#EGMC) – This week we get some more exciting SC2 matches from the EG Master Cup.

GSL Super Tournament (#GSL) – The GSL Super Tournament continues on this week. Finals information.

FXOpen Invitational Series #4 (#FXOPEN) – Team FXO is hosting a $5000 prize pool tournament for some of the world’s best players. This week the North American qualifiers are on Saturday June 18th.

Minor Events

GeForce Starcraft II Pro/Am Tournament – This week concludes the registration period for the GeForce Pro/Am tournament. Hurry and sign up before Thursday June 16th!

Play with FNATIC.CS – This Wednesday FNATIC’s CS 1.6 team will be taking a short break from their DHS bootcamp training to play with the community. Check out the link for the details!

Weekly eSports Forecast April 25 – May 1

Here is the weekly eSports Forecast for the week of April 25th, 2011. Updates will be added as I find them.

North American Star League (SC2) – NASL continues this week starting Wednesday. There has been some great games the past two weeks and I am sure there are more to come as the season 1 gets into full swing.

IGN Pro League (SC2) – The IGN pro league season 1 finale is this coming weekend, starting on Thursday. I was extremely impressed by the production quality IGN had to offer last week and can’t wait for this weeks games to start. Should see some amazing and close games for the finals.

SK Gaming – Champions Trophy (SC2) – The SK Gaming – Champions Trophy SC2 tournament for this month will be starting today for Asia and Europe and later this week for North America. I do not know much about this tourney, but with all the big name players listed I am sure it will produce some amazing games.

Rakka Logitech Starcraft 2 Tournament (SC2) – Top Swedish players such as Naniwa, Morrow and Thorzain will be competing to live in Korea in the GSL house for a month. Sweden has some of the best players in Europe, should be some pretty exciting games. Event is underway and continues this Wednesday, April 25th.


Team Liquid Attack! (SC2) – With a break in the TSL action, Team Liquid is offering a chance to play some 3v3 with your favorite TSL commentators and players, Chill, djWHEAT, and TLO!  Event is Saturday, April 30th. Check out the link to see exactly how you can get an opportunity to get some games in with TSL crew.

WCG Online Qualifiers – The 2011 World Cyber Games online qualifiers start this week and extend well into May, June, and July. Got the skill? Check out the link for registration. Additional info at HLTV.

TF2 Season 7 Out-of-Week Matches (TF2) – This week starts a slew of Amateur and Open Team Fortress 2 matches that continue throughout May courtesy of CEVO.

Weekly eSports Forecast April 4 – 10

Here is the weekly eSports Forecast for the week of April 4th, 2011. Updates will be added as I find them.

North American Star League (SC2) – The NASL was supposed to unveil their new massive Starcraft league this week, but decided to change their schedule to help players get back and situated from MLG Dallas. Instead the NASL will begin next week, April 12th. Tune in then!

IGN Pro League (SC2) – The biggest announcement of the week will be from IGN, telling the world about their newly formed Pro League! Rumor has it it’s for this little game you may have heard called Starcraft 2. ;)

The Creative Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Online Pro-am Gaming Tournament (SC2) – Yeah it’s quite a mouthful. This week registration opens for this $10k Starcraft 2 tournament supported by compLexity Gaming! Additional information here and here.

TheKGL Pro-League (CS:S) – The KGL has announced their season 1 pro-league for Counter-Strike: Source which will begin this week, with the first matches beginning Wednesday, April 6th.

FNATIC Play with the Pros (CS 1.6) – This Wednesday the 6th of April, Team FNATIC will be hosting a “Play with the Pros” event for Counter-Strike 1.6 players! Not only will you get to play but there’s an opportunity to win some great prizes as well. Check it out.

ESL Major Series Season VIII – More ESL Major Series games are going on this week. Check out the link to find replays of the games.

World Cyber Games Call of Duty: Black Ops Tournament (CoD) – This April 9th and 10th in New York City, there will be an Xbox 360 Black Ops tournament hosted by the WCG! Fun fun. And be sure to follow the WCG USA Twitter account for more information.

CSN GET PRO QuakeLive Series (QL) – The GET PRO Series hosted by the Cyber Sports Network begins tonight and will continue on until an undisclosed time.

QQninja Officially Launches – Technically QQ launched this weekend, but it’s so new I thought I’d mention it here. As quoted on their website, QQninja will help players “find practice partners, get strategy advice & learn the ways of the QQ ninja.” As of now this appears to apply only to Starcraft 2 and Heroes of Newerth, but I’m sure with your help, they’ll expand into a brighter and broader future! Show them your support and check out their Twitter and Facebook. GL you guys!

NEW: Team Dignitas Alienware Cup #3 (TF2) – This Sunday, the 10th of April, Team Dignitas and Alienware are hosting a 64 man, 6-on-6 Team Fortress 2 tournament! Find all the match info and how to sign up at the link.

NEW: Intel LANFest Sacramento Spring 2011 – This weekend Intel is hosting the “biggest LAN in the Sacramento” area.

NEW: Bionic-Gaming presents Bionic-LAN – This weekend Bionic-Gaming is hosting a lan in Fitchburg, Wisconsin (Madison-area).

NEW: Twin Cites Open Starcraft 2 1v1 Tournament – This Saturday in White Bear Lake, Minnesota (Minneapolis-area), there will be a Starcraft II tournament.

As always, if I’m missing anything let me know by replying @SpawnRoom on Twitter, on the Spawn Room Facebook, or on the site here! Muchas Gracias!

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